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September 27, 2010
[slideshow] I am writing this blog as I fly home to Sweden from this year's Pentaho EMEA Partner Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. This was a great opportunity to meet many of our partners from all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The event was an amazing success based off our partners’ feedback such as: “It was beneficial to meet in-person with the Pentaho Channels and Management teams.” “I found strong value in networking with other partners and learning about their accomplishments and best practices” “Good presenters, good networking, good socializing, GREAT event!” Personally, I found a lot of value in listening! As much as we presented over the two days, the team also did a lot of listening to our partners to better understand their challenges and opportunities. After their hearing stories, suggestions and ideas, I am very optimistic that we can now even better align with our partners' needs to help drive more joint business and success. One of the highlights of the Summit was presenting the 2010 EMEA Partner Awards. These awards recognise the organisations that have worked closely with Pentaho throughout the year to deliver outstanding...
September 21, 2010
Congrats to Matt Casters, Roland Bourman and Jos van Dongen for their new book available today: Pentaho Kettle Solutions: Building Open Source ETL Solutions with Pentaho Data Integration . You can buy it on Amazon or Wiley (they also have free exerpts) If their names sound familiar it is because Roland and Jos are also the authors of the Amazon best seller - Pentaho Solutions: Business intelligence and Data Warehousing with Pentaho and MySQL published August 2009. Matt is the Kettle Project founder and Chief Architect of Pentaho Data Integration. My copy is ordered and I can’t wait to read it. Congrats Doug Moran Pentaho Community Guy
September 17, 2010
Ahhhh the Wizard. As defined by Wikipedia (you know, if it is on Wikipedia, it must be true) ... "A magician, sorcerer, witch, or person known under one of many terms who practices magic derived from supernatural sources." Well then, why software developers name the "easy to use" part of the product a "Wizard" I just have no idea. Just call it the "Assistant" or the "Guide me thingamajig" - just don't call it a Wizard unless it is going to read my mind and magically create my report for me! I digress....in Part 4 of this series we will cover the use of the Pentaho Report Designer and the integrated Report Design...ahem..[coughs] Wizard. The 10 min video below will show you how easy it is to get started creating and publishing Operational and Enterprise type reports. This video only scratches the surface of what is possible with the Pentaho Report Designer, for a more in-depth look visit the Pentaho Pre-Sales Tools page where there is a Comprehensive Report Designer Tutorial that will demonstrate the other features and functions available in this design tool. Stay tuned to this blog for...
September 13, 2010
This Fall, we’re putting our walking shoes on and getting ready to cover the globe. Our Agile BI Tour “Data to Dashboards in Minutes” will be traveling throughout the US and beyond this month and next to bring information-packed half-day sessions to a city near you. Later in September, we’ll be hopping the pond to hold our first ever EMEA Partner Summit, “Rising Above”, a great opportunity for our partners in the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to network and learn best practices directly from Pentaho experts and fellow partners. Below you’ll find our dates and locations this September. We look forward to seeing you! Agile BI Tour: Data to Dashboards in Minutes These complimentary half day seminars will give you a chance to see firsthand how Pentaho’s Agile BI Initiative is changing the way that business users and IT collaborate to build BI applications. September 15 – Atlanta, GA September 16 – Nashville, TN September 28 – Chicago, IL September 29 – Columbus, OH September 30 – Boston, MA October 5 – Washington, DC Keep an eye out for upcoming events in Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, New York City,...